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Ward Village LEED-ND

Honolulu, HI


Raimi + Associates directed LEED-ND implementation for Ward Village, a 65-acre mixed-use infill project that will contain over 4,000 dwelling units and a million square feet of retail in the heart of Honolulu. When certified, Ward Village was the largest U.S. project ever to achieve LEED-ND Platinum Certification, and just the second (and the highest-scoring) since the rating system was publicly released in 2010. After achieving certification for the Master Plan in the fall of 2013, R+A worked with the development team to implement design criteria as public space, new streets, and 14 new buildings were constructed. Ongoing responsibilities included reviewing building construction drawings, creating a phasing plan for installing public space sustainability features, and communicating with press about the project which was featured in the New York Times in late 2013. Project green building features include high levels of energy efficiency in buildings and infrastructure, water-efficient landscaping, material recycling in infrastructure and construction processes, and an innovative deep seawater exchange system for shared building cooling.

Client: Howard Hughes Corporation

Timeframe: 2012 - 2015


  • Achieved LEED-ND Platinum.


  • Created district-wide sustainability standards implemented across 60 acres, 14 buildings and three new streets.


  • Developed design criteria to implement and track LEED-ND standards during construction.

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